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Urban Development

What City Leaders Need to Know as Their Countries Rapidly Urbanize

Developing countries are urbanizing fast. To meet the challenges, city leaders must move quickly to plan, connect, and finance resilient and sustainable growth. This report provides an urban development framework based on those three dimensions.


Stéphane Hallegatte

Senior Economist

Climate Change

Shock Waves : Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together.